All posts by: Sian Stringer

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The Challenge: Implementing clinical terminologies is difficult and costly The National Clinical Terminology Service, a collaboration between CSIRO and the Australian Digital Health Agency, is enabling Australia’s digital health initiatives to use the same “language” to capture clinical information in Australia’s electronic health records. Powerful clinical terminologies such as SNOMED CT are complex in nature, […]

The Challenge: Identifying at-risk patients for the Australian Government’s Health Care Homes trial The Australian Government’s stage one trial of Health Care Homes, which started in October 2017, aims to provide better coordinated care for people with chronic and complex health conditions and their families and caregivers. By enrolling with a participating GP clinic or […]

The Challenge: Helping patients, clinicians and hospitals manage dialysis With about one in 10 Australians suffering from chronic kidney disease, hospitals see almost 1.4 million dialysis visits a year. Peritoneal dialysis, which involves treating abdominal fluid rather than blood, is a flexible home-based therapy and is cheaper than hospital-based dialysis. It enables people to have […]

The Challenge: Helping pregnant women and clinicians manage gestational diabetes About one in 10 pregnant women in Australia will be diagnosed with gestational diabetes, a condition linked with increased risk of complications to the mother and baby in pregnancy and birth. Because of the complexities of pregnancy and diabetes, women with the condition are supported by […]

David Hansen and the AEHRC recently held their annual e-Health Colloquium in Brisbane – a gathering of some of the greatest minds focussed on using technology to solve Australia’s biggest health challenges. It was a resounding success, attracting more than 300 e-health aficionados. Check out this video for some of the day’s highlights. Can you […]

Designed and developed to support internal research efforts, provide a viable and robust environment for clinical applications.           Introduction The MILXView platform was developed by the Biomedical Imaging team at the Australian e-Health Research Centre (AEHRC) and we acknowledge all staff, past and present, that have contributed to its development. The […]

Objective We are developing an innovative bronchoscopy simulator in collaboration with the RBWH thoracic department. The aim is to increase the skill level of trainee doctors and surgeons who undertake thoracic procedures with a bronchoscope. New imaging techniques Recent developments in novel imaging techniques applied in bronchoscopy are being pioneered by surgeons in the Royal […]

The challenge: Alzheimer’s disease is a major national issue The increasing health costs and lost productivity from neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD), exacerbated by the ageing population, is a major National problem estimated to be $5.6b in 2002, including $3.2b in direct health costs (Access Economics 2005). The population >65 is expected to […]

Musculoskeletal Segmentation In 2001, 6.1 million Australians (32%) had long-term arthritis or a musculoskeletal disorder with almost 1.2 million reporting an associated disability (Bhatia 2005). Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis affecting nearly 1.4 million Australians and a major cause of chronic pain and disability (Bhatia 2005). This chronic joint disease is […]

The challenge: Access to eye screening is needed in remote communities Left undiagnosed and untreated, eye conditions such as diabetic retinopathy can lead to vision loss or total blindness. For patients suffering from these diseases, losing some or all of their eyesight can severely restrict mobility which has flow-on effects to their overall health and quality […]

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